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Sweet_SS
04-15-2012, 09:40 PM
Currently I have Toyo Proxy T1R's 285/40/18. Now I am looking at the Nitto NTO5R 305/45/18. However, the car is still at stock height and I can't remember my offset. Just curious if those 305 might work. If not, I can go with the 285/40/18 NTO5R's. The pic below is how the car looks now with the Toyo's. Any and all suggestions are welcome

Toyo Inflated dimensions: 26.9 (currently on car)
Nitto 285/40/18 is 27.09
Nitto 305/45/ 18 is 28.90

http://i40.tinypic.com/fy04th.jpg

02TransAm/Batmobile
04-15-2012, 10:02 PM
How 'bout a 295/40R18? That's what I'm running. :D I think the 45 profile on the 305's will be too tall. What's the width of the wheel?

Sweet_SS
04-15-2012, 10:15 PM
How 'bout a 295/40R18? That's what I'm running. :D I think the 45 profile on the 305's will be too tall. What's the width of the wheel?

It think it's 9 or 9.5...can't remember. Bought these two years ago. I can't find those 295/40R18's. Do you have a link for those?

02TransAm/Batmobile
04-15-2012, 10:28 PM
Judging from the pics, I'd say it's a 9" width because those 285's bulge a tiny bit. If that's the case, you would not be able to run 305's or 295's. 285's are more for 9.5" rims.

Sweet_SS
04-15-2012, 11:39 PM
I think you might be right. I am going to have to do some more digging.

CamaroSS27
04-16-2012, 09:21 AM
Ya you dont want too big of a tire, I would say go with 275s

Sweet_SS
04-16-2012, 09:52 AM
Ya you dont want too big of a tire, I would say go with 275s

I think I will stick with the 285 for now. With my new dyno #'s, I need to go wide as I can...guess that's 285 (pushing it) on these wheels.